Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Wide eyed and urinating

Just how sneaky can old father time be?

This evening brings the end of cycle day 23. That means, going on history, of which we have a month, or two, or twenty four, that we have three to five days before this cycle ends and the red menace sails into port.

What that haggard old vessel doesn’t realise is that this time, we’re waiting for her.

We’ve lulled the wench into a false sense of security, she’ll sail through the mist towards land expecting to see us ashore pulling hair and gnashing teeth. She’s in for some shock when she sees us with our feet up, in stirrups.

Of course she may never turn up, which is always preferable and possible. Improbable mind, but possible.

Today we took possession of the whole set of medication for the upcoming IUI cycle. Of course the pharmacy has made a liar out of me regarding my statement that we wouldn’t need to pay a single penny.

We had to pay out of pocket for the plastic syringes.

Bizarrely, not the days of clomid, nor the pregnyl, nor the powders, but just the plastic syringe. That’s 40 cents we hadn’t budgeted for.

It’s a curious sensation to not dread the coming days, sitting here listening for the sound of a flushing toilet, waiting for the bad news. ET can piss away to her heart’s content this week without being afraid to look down.

Urinary vertigo is what she’s had for 2 years now.

So, by next Monday, and the end of a delightfully metric 25th cycle, we’ll either be ecstatic to know that we have a bun in the oven, or that we’ve drugs in the fridge.


39 comments:

Sarah said...

40 cents.....damn.

suzannanana said...

Either way, things are looking up, I hear optimism in your (er) voice?

Lori in the TX

iVegasFamily said...

I think the 40 cents is worth the cost. Good luck.

Ms. Moon said...

Yep. Either way.
And it's spring. What great timing!

womb for improvement said...

Let's hope she get blown off course.

If not, enjoy sticking it in ET.

(The 40c syringes, of course)

mammydiaries said...

Yay! New Post! Great way to end my evening (along with a big bowl of Muesli and a hot water bottle!) Best of luck to you both, I'm sending you a virtual bottle of Baby Dust. Cheers!
Maria

frogpondsrock said...

Yay.. *does a happy dance*

Yay for drugs in the fridge, I used to keep mine in a tin under my bed but that is totally beside the point.. Yay again..

Poor Broke Mama said...

You can afford $0.40 syringes? Lucky bastard.

Putz said...

my wife won't let me embarrass her bybv letting me post anymore...really...i say to her what about what nappy says about et...that is all personnal...the doct's...intercourse{oh dammmmmmed i said that word} but she says she is embarrassed when i mentioned her shopping...damned the torpedos....so i guess i can still COMMENT...just nnot post

Dto3 said...

What's the eBay rate for the leftover syringes? That just might pay for college someday. Good Luck!

tiff said...

It sounds like a little bit of hope has snuck in there.

Bugger about the 40c.

WiseGuy said...

Yeah, it gets better when you are mentally prepared for the 'alternative' scenarios!

All the very best!

Quickroute said...

sounds like a scene from Trainspotting with drugs and toilets

Momma said...

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for the bun in the oven but at least you've got a fall back with the drugs in the fridge! In time...and I actually really believe it now!!!

Tanya said...

This is a good place to be in :-)

I'm happy for your guys...still got fingers crossed though...

It would be so ironic if you had conceived right before you were about to start the IUI!

G said...

Great to know that you'll soon be ecstatic either way!! Good luck x

River said...

So you've got a plan either way. Good going.

Sheila said...

Love the phrase urinary vertigo - we all know that feeling of being afraid to look down at certain times of the month!

Tismee2 said...

Wide eyed and urinating? Who is suppsed to be taking these drugs???

Angel said...

That's the spirit! I could almost hear a sinister laugh if not for the topic being such a good one.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Sarah - Could you help us out?

@suzannanana - You certainly do!

@iVegasFamily - Every penny counts!

@Ms. Moon - The seasons, I haven't much control over.
like my bladder.

@womb for improvement - tick tock m'dear...

@mammydiaries - 'baby dust'is banned here... and you are far too excited about a post ;-)

@frogpondsrock - crazy bitch...

@Poor Broke Mama - Euro cents at that, that's what? 52 of your Zimbabwean type cents....

@Putz - Poor putz under pressure from the wife eh...!

@Dto3 - if college is, like, free. Maybe...

@tiff - Sneak in it ceryainly did.

@WiseGuy - Yep, cheers!

@Quickroute - mental picture, not needed. must watch that again,

@Momma - hahah you were lying all along then? ;-)

@Tanya - it really is, thanks.

@G - cheers!

@River - Yep, all systems go.

@Sheila - I made myself chuckle at that I must admit.

@Tismee2 - it's all about me, isn't it?

@Angel - Muwhahahahahaha...like that? yeah.

Karen MEG said...

Urinary vertigo, that's what is was EXACTLY. Brilliant.

Either way, you've got hope. Hope is good. Of them all, syringes are the hardest to come by over there, right, so quit complaining about having to pay :).

Good luck...

Susanica said...

I'm holding my breath! Oh. I may have started holding it a few days too early. Getting dizzy...

WhatAboutNovember said...

Wow. Three thoughts.

First, "urinary vertigo" just about made me pee myself. That's the perfect name for it!!

Second, WOW, your cycles are short. You may actually end two since I've started my last one.

Third, YAY. A bun in the oven or drugs in the fridge. Either way, there's a little bit of a light at the end of the tunnel.

Bonnie B. said...

Uninary Vertigo is an excellent name for a rock band or a blog.

Bonnie B. said...

"Urinary" I meant, of course. Dammit, I hate it when typos take all the fun out of a witty comment....

Sniffle said...

Phase II.
Good luck now.

Tara R. said...

I'm keeping everything crossed for good luck.

Sarah said...

I'd love to, but we're still recovering from the disgusting amounts of money spent on our fertility drugs.

Oh wait.....lemme check the couch cushions...I think there may be some change in there.

James said...

40 cents....don't let it get you down.

Good luck.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Karen MEG - Thanks!

Susanica - Yep, too early altogether, you'll go blue.

WhatAboutNovember - Short eh? See the NEXT post. insane.

Bonnie B. - Oh I HAVE to register that blog!

Sniffle - You must be psychic! started today, Thanks sir.

Tara R. - even your wires!

Sarah - You left yourself open for some nasty jokes there!

James - We'll save up!

Sarah said...

I did?! Really? Huh....ok, if you say so.

B said...

fingers crossed, is this the thing where the needle inserts the thing into the thing?

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Sarah - In my head you did anyway....

@B - Yes, this is the thing your vet screwed up

IrishNYC said...

40 cents! See, the US still sucks when it comes to that. My syringes were $4 WITH my insurance copayment. I should have got them from some druggie in an alley.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@IrishNYC - it hasnt come to that YET!

The Animation Empire said...

Ah... there's hope!

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B said...

there's a difference between screwing up and not doing

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@The Animation Empire - there is.

and er, no, I won't.

@B - there is, sue him. and post about it.